UCT’s Student Sports Union (SSU) will host a talk about women in sport on 24 October at 18:00 in room 2A in the PD Hahn Building annex on upper campus.
Speakers who are at the forefront of their sports will be talking about their experiences.
The headline speaker, Aimee Barrett-Theron, is the first woman to serve on the SA Rugby national men’s panel. Barrett-Theron was also the first female referee to officiate an U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week match, as well as matches in the Varsity Shield competition. In addition to this, she served as a referee in the opening game of the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup in Dublin. She is seen as an inspiration to young players and referees both locally and internationally.
The second speaker, Nina Woermann, is the UCT Football Club’s (UCTFC) women’s first team captain, and a member of UCT’s surf team. Woermann showed exceptional leadership and skill in leading UCTFC’s women’s first team to an unbeaten season in 2017, and has also been involved with the UCT Surf Club at a high level for years.
Finally, Ruth Amoore, the 2017 SSU chairperson and a longstanding member of UCT Fencing, will be delivering a talk. Ruth is described by her SSU colleagues as “the epitome of commitment, and has continued the fine tradition of excellent student leaders chairing UCT’s Student Sports Union”. This likely stems from her years as forming the lifeblood of UCT’s fencing club.
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